ExplantLab

Next-generation orthopaedics,
with explant analysis and our
pioneering Orthotype test

The Biosphear Newcastle

Trusted, independent and uniquely collaborative

Established in 2011, we are now the largest independent retrieval unit in Europe.

Our focus is on improving the performance of medical implants by providing the tools necessary for healthcare professionals to enhance the lives of their patients.


Our combination of people and state-of-the-art machinery makes us one of only a handful of labs able to offer such a comprehensive range of scientific disciplines.

Our extensive range of in-house specialist skills makes us unique.

We're unbiased investigators with a strong track record

With over 40 published scientific papers, we are recognised as experts in our field. While at the same time we hold no contracts with manufacturers and so remain totally independent. Something which is unparalleled in the United Kingdom.

Who are ExplantLab?

David Langton
David Langton
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Mr. Steve Green
Mr. Steve Green
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sunderland. NRR Affiliate.
Mr. Daniel Dowen
Mr. Daniel Dowen
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sunderland. NRR Affiliate.
Mr. David Townshend
Mr. David Townshend
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Tyneside General Hospital. NRR Affiliate.
Mr. Raghavendra Sidaginamale
Mr. Raghavendra Sidaginamale
Orthopaedic Fellow. NRR Affiliate.

Research Collaborators

Newcastle UniversityThe FDANHS logo
Bone and Joint Research Journal
Most Cited Paper

Since the first issue of this web based, open access journal, our paper “Taper junction failure in large diameter metal on metal hip arthroplasty” has received the largest number of citations in the scientific literature.

British Hip Society
McKee Prize

Award for the presentation
“Blood metal ion concentrations post hip resurfacing arthroplasty: a comparison study of the articular surface replacement and Birmingham hip resurfacing devices.”

British Hip Society
Bone and Joint Journal Best Translational Research

Awarded BJJ Translational Research Prize at the British Hip Society Annual Meeting for the presentation “Is there a genetic predisposition to ALVAL?”

Read our latest papers